Well this time next week and the children will have completed their Reading, Grammar and Spelling tests!
Keep working hard everyone – we are nearly there.
Here is a reminder of our SATs tips:
Try not to stress too much:
Remember that, even though these tests are important, you should not worry about them. They are not the be all end all. Just try your hardest and you’ll have nothing to worry about!
Read the question:
A common mistake is that people jump to conclusions about what the question is asking before they have read it fully. It is helpful to underline the keywords in the question so you know exactly what to do, and read it more than once.
Make your answer clear:
Make sure that you make your answer clear. For example, don’t make your 1s look like 7s. Don’t underline the answer when you are asked to circle it. Make sure you write the answer in the box.
Answer all the questions:
If you are not sure of an answer, you should still write something in the box, even if it is just a guess. After all, if you don’t write an answer, you definitely won’t get the mark.
If you get stuck on a question then go onto the next one:
Then, at the end you might have time to think again about it. Do not spend lots of time on one question and then find out that the test is finished before you have had a chance to do the other questions.
Go to the toilet before the test:
There is nothing worse than needing the toilet in the middle of a test, so make sure you go before it starts.
Show your working out in maths tests:
Where possible, show your working out, especially in the places where it tells you to. You could get an extra mark, even if you get the answer incorrect.
This is your chance to show all the things you are really good at. Try to enjoy it!
Don’t worry about the tests once they are over:
You have done your best and that is all that matters. You’ve done it now and you cannot change things!